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08:30 09:30 (60 mins)

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Registration, Coffee and Refreshments

*Networking & Round Table Discussions*

09:35 09:40 (5 mins)

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Chairman’s Introduction and Foreword

  • Chairman Nick Grande, Managing Director, ChannelSculptor

09:50 10:10 (20 mins)

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New Video Era is Coming

  • Telco video transformation is already under way
  • How consumer video consumption is evolving
  • Video driven technical evolution
  • How Huawei can help customers to succeed
  • Speaker Wang Bin, Director of Video Service ME, Huawei

10:10 10:30 (20 mins)

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Diversity of Content Consumption in the Multi-Screen Environment across the Middle East

  • Industry trends: consumption habits and offerings
  • Content diversity in the Middle East
  • Content aggregation business model
  • Partnerships of telco and media companies as a way forward
  • Speaker Roque Solabarrieta, COO, Etisalat/E-Vision

10:30 11:00 (30 mins)

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Assessing the Key Role of Telcos for OTT Services in the MENA region

  • Interviewer Nick Grande, Managing Director, ChannelSculptor
  • Speaker Noaf Ereiqat, Director Digital Services and DCB Commercial, du

11:00 12:00 (60 mins)

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Coffee Break and Speed Networking

12:00 12:20 (20 mins)

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The Business Rationale for Launching an IPTV Service

  • Overview of TV industry in Uganda
  • Outline of initial service strategy
  • Regions targeted
  • Experience with content negotiation
  • Speaker Kenneth Tweheyo, Head of B2B & High Value Consumer Segment, Airtel Uganda

12:20 12:40 (20 mins)

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Don’t let Complexity kill your OTT Revenue

  • Discover why complex OTT infrastructure is the greatest enemy when launching a profitable OTT service
  • Exploring the evolution of OTT services
  • Finding out how to avoid complexity in a multiscreen operation
  • Speaker Einar Vaagmo, Commercial Product Director, Conax AS

12:40 13:20 (40 mins)

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The Impact of OTT TV and Online Video on PAY TV

  • Will traditional TV die?
  • How to make a positive business case with OTT TV?
  • Will OTT TV save data from becoming a commodity?
  • 5G as a near term reality: how will this change the OTT outlook?
  • Moderator Nick Grande, Managing Director, ChannelSculptor
  • Panellist Tarek Mounir, General Manager MENAT, Turner Broadcasting System
  • Panellist Mrugesh Desai, Director of Program Management, Digiflare
  • Panellist Clive Malcher, VP Market Development, Piksel Inc
  • Panellist Matthew Album, Director Business Development- SP Video, Cisco
  • Panellist Mohammad Saleh Kayyali, Senior Digital Media Strategist, Al Jazeera Network

13:20 14:50 (90 mins)

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Networking Lunch and Themed Roundtables

TV Connect MENA Themed Networking Lunch

Over lunch, network with your peers in a focused session addressing a specific theme within connected entertainment.  Led by industry experts in their fields, these roundtables provide delegates with an opportunity to dig deeper into specific subjects within the regional ecosystem and forge connections in a structured and intimate environment.

  • Roundtable 1 - Growing your OTT Offering Olivier Dufour, Director of Digital, beIN SPORTS
  • Roundtable 2 - Video and TV of the Future – What to Expect beyond 2020 Anand Jhingan, Head - Business Development, Mavshack
  • Roundtable 3 - Business Model Innovation in a Multi-Platform World Neil Berry, VP & Managing Director, EMEA, Comcast Technology Solutions
  • Roundtable 4 - Strategies to Combat Video Piracy in the Middle East Mark James, Regional Sales Manager EMEA-Anti-Piracy, MarkMonitor

14:50 15:10 (20 mins)

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A vertical TV? How internet companies are shaping the future of television

  • Speaker Mohammad Saleh Kayyali, Senior Digital Media Strategist, Al Jazeera Network

15:10 15:30 (20 mins)

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Achieving and Maintaining QoE in Next Generation OTT Services

  • The importance of OTT content and service monitoring (TV, music, entertainment)
  • How to achieve QoS in CDN (latency, bandwidth, congestion)
  • QoE in OTT services for customer experience management
  • Speaker Flavien Volken, CTO, icflix

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

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Preserving and Reviving Arabic Cinematic Heritage while Showcasing Hollywood Content


  • Making free Arabic content available globally
  • Releasing three new movies each day
  • Producing own fictional TV series, built for a true "On-demand" experience
  • Speaker Amine Lalami, Chief Commercial Officer, ICFLIX

16:30 17:00 (30 mins)

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Networking Coffee Break